Princeton University Library Collection of James Monroe Materials
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The collection consists of a selected number of miscellaneous letters and documents of James Monroe, before and during his term as president of the United States.
The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
The collection has resulted from the miscellaneous gifts of numerous donors and purchases over the years.
Land grant to Harrison Brown was a gift of W. H. Newhouse in 1926 (AM 9246).
Order to pay Hugh Mercer was a gift of Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborne in 1926 (AM 9283).
Letter to John Randolph was a gift of Mrs. Charles McClintock in 1937 (AM 11480).
Letter to "Dear Sir" was a gift of Cyrus H. McCormick in 1947 (AM 13366).
Land grant to Frederick Millier was a gift of Percy H. Williams, Princeton Class of 1897, in 1948 (AM 13781).
Statement of expenses was a gift of Samuel Milbank, Princeton Class of 1927 and Robbin Milbank, Princeton Class of 1925, in 1949 (AM 13834).
Letter to S. Mitchell and steel engraving were a gift of Julian C. Sloss in 1962 (AM 17813).
Letters to Benton and Harrison were a gift of Benjamin H. Walker in 1971 (AM 21362).
Land grant to James LaTourrette was purchased in 2015 (AM 2016-4).
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No materials were separated during processing.
- Manuscripts Division
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Written from Richmond, VA, Monroe's letter concerns a debt Monroe owed to Nicolson of Philadelphia, which he hoped to repay when he disposed of some land or sold some wheat.Physical Description
For land in the Arkansas territory.Physical Description
For 160 Acres in the Arkansas territoryPhysical Description
Concerns Spanish provinces in America.Physical Description
Letter to Mitchell concerns Spanish provinces in America.Physical Description
Written while Monroe was Secretary of War.Physical Description
Signed by James Monroe for land sold to James LaTourrette, assignee of Joseph and Wickleff Kitchell, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.Physical Description